OMEGA League: Europe Immortal Division reached its final day today with the best-of-five grand finals to close things out as Team Secret went up against OG for the championship.
Earlier today we witnessed Team Nigma fighting against OG in a rematch of The International 2019 grand final and the result was much the same as every time the two teams met since, with OG taking a solid 2-0 victory. This meant that OG would get another shot at taking down Secret after managing to take a single game off them in the upper bracket finals. However, it was extremely unlikely considering the rampage of Secret in every online event which they have been a part of.
Going into the series we seemed set for some fireworks as game one lasted nearly a full hour and OG were the ones initially making all the plays across the map. With a massive 79 kills in total over the 53-minute game, both teams put up a spectacular fight but, as usual, it was Secret who came out ahead. Turning things around from 40-minutes onwards, Secret broke OGs spirit and took a quick series lead. After that it was time for Secret to show their normal skill as they barely allowed their opponent a chance to breath in game two, with Lasse “MATUMBAMAN” Urpalainen even managing to secure a Lifestealer RAMPAGE as Secret moved to 2-0.
Things got worse as game three came around and it was clear from very early on that Secret would be easily securing another unstoppable grand final unless OG could make a huge turnaround. It took only 22-minutes for the GG call to out this time as Secret destroyed their opponent and claimed their seventh online tournament win in a row – their eighth tournament win this year.
The win sees Secret walk away with $200,000 while OG take the second place reward of $125,000. However, there were also a few consolation prizes as the MVP vote for both support and core players went to Maroun “GH” Merhej and Amer “Miracle” Al-Barkawi of Team Nigma who receive $5,000 over and above the third place prize of $60,000.
We now look forward to seeing both teams return for OMEGA League: Season 2 which is set to feature both juggernauts toward the end of October. Maybe by then there will be a team which are able to find the Dota 2 mind to take down Clement “Puppey” Ivanov and Team Secret’s brilliance.